MLK Celebration Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 4:00pm

Will be serving some of MLK Jr's Favorite dishes in Eastway Dining Hall.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

"Celebrate and learn about Martin Luther King Jr. through an online educational paint night with local business CulArt! Faculty, staff, and students welcome! No skills required and supplies will be provided. Registration is required. If you are on the Kent main campus, you can pickup your materials in DEI Suite on the second floor of the library. If you are on a Regional campus your material will be mailed to you. "

Thursday, January 27, 2022 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter will serve as keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Kent State University. Porter’s work has appeared on HBO, PBS, Discovery and Netflix, among others. She currently serves as a director and executive producer of an Apple TV documentary series with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, which focuses on both mental illness and mental well-being. Porter directed and produced the acclaimed four-hour Netflix original series “Bobby Kennedy for President,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. She is a two-time Sundance Film Festival director, and her film “Trapped” won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at Sundance in 2016, in addition to winning a Peabody and numerous other awards.

Friday, January 28, 2022 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the LGBTQ+ Center for a film screening and discussion about the role and visibility of activist Bayard Rustin during the civil rights movement.

Friday, January 28, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Teach-in and Black Jeopardy located in the Multiple Purpose Room at Oscar Ritchie Hall.